In an effort to provide our readers with reviews of the latest products related to truck camping, Truck Camper Adventure is evaluating the Guzzle H2O Stream, a portable, all-in-one system that pumps, filters, and purifies water drawn from natural sources like rivers, lakes, and streams.
The Guzzle H2O Steam is different from other RV water filtration systems you can buy on the market. Launched at the 2019 Overland Expo West in Flagstaff, the Stream is a portable, easy-to-use system. It features a three-stage water filtration system that includes a Prefilter, 0.5 Micron Solid Activated Carbon Filter, and LED UV purifier. It combines these with a pump, a lithium battery, and packs it in a rugged, portable travel case that can go anywhere. The Stream pumps, filters, and purifies 32 gallons of water per battery charge. It pumps at 0.75 gpm, so it takes just 7 minutes to fill a 5 gallon Jerry can, with just the press of a button. Water can be drawn from both natural sources and any pressurized tap.
The Guzzle H2O Stream employs a time-tested, three-stage water purification process that is safe and easy to use. The first stage employs a prefilter that removes large sediments that can clog the system if not removed, while the second stage uses a 0.5 micron carbon filter to remove smaller sediments and absorb a wide range of chemicals. The third and final stage uses LED UV light that inactivates at least 99.99 percent of bacteria, protozoa, and viruses. The unit filters water down to 0.5 microns and is effective at reducing sediments, chlorine, VOCs, NSF 41 emerging contaminants, lead, mercury, and other chemicals.
Guzzle H2O was started by Tyler Bech and Sean Couvreux in 2018 in an effort to provide drinking water for athletes at events in remote locations. Their mission was to make a clean drinking water system that is more convenient than bottled water, doesn’t generate trash, take time, or use chemicals. As part of that effort they learned about the benefits of LED-UV water purification, and how this rugged modern formulation of tried and true UV water treatment was a game changer for people who wanted to stay hydrated playing in the outdoors.
“The Guzzle H2O Stream offers a number of benefits for overlanders and truck camper owners,” explained Tyler Bech, co-founder of Guzzle H2O. “Being able to source water while you are camping in remote locations simply means you can stay out longer without resupplying. Additionally, vehicles and rigs can carry less weight because you don’t need to bring all the water you will be using. This means lighter overall vehicles, an important consideration for most truck campers. The best thing about the Guzzle H2O Stream is it completely eliminates “water anxiety” while you are out exploring. Since you can access any freshwater source, you don’t need to conserve, or wonder when or where your next tank refill is going to come from.”
Guzzle H2O also offers several point of use systems that can be built into a camper. The most popular is the Stealth, which makes sure water coming out of your onboard tanks it safe, and tastes great. The UV kills any bacteria, slime, or mildew that might be growing in the tank, and a carbon filter eliminates any bad taste imparted by the tank. With a very small form factor, the Stealth systems can be installed in the galley, or wherever is convenient.
All the critical components for Guzzle H2O products come from the US and Canada. The products are designed and assembled in the USA, in White Salmon, Washington. Guzzle H2O products are available from a network of camper builders, and shipping worldwide through www.guzzleh2o.com.
As you know, clean drinking water is critical to survival. You can live three weeks without food, but you can only live three days without water. This makes it imperative for home owners and RV owners to have an effective way to draw and filter water when the need arises. We have high hopes for the Guzzle H2O Stream and are excited to evaluate it. Look for a comprehensive review from Truck Camper Adventure within six months.